A retirement reception for Allison Reisbig, associate professor of marriage and family therapy, will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 13 at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.
Reisbig is retiring after over 12 years of service to the university in the department of Child, Youth and Family Studies. Her area of teaching focused on the development of family therapists and family service professionals.
Reisbig held a research appointment through the Agricultural Research Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, where she conducted collaborative mental health research in the areas of both human and veterinary medicine. Her most current research involved measuring heart-rate variability in animal models to understand the basic science of how emotion is shared between related individuals.
Her involvement throughout her career included elected positions on the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Nebraska Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Board of Directors and appointment to the State of Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice.
Reisbig was honored with the College of Education and Human Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and the college’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2018.
Her retirement comes after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a car accident in 2015. She plans to transition to a writing career in the areas of family therapy and personal development.
The reception is free and open to the campus community.